Saturday, May 21

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Strokes, Swipes and Sweeps: Movement in Contemporary Still Life Paintings

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Still Life is a class of paintings that goes back centuries, with well-known artists including Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh. The subject of still life paintings has changed over time, but still life is still an imperative part of contemporary art. And one of the most important aspects of still life paintings is movement. While that may sound counterintuitive, it is absolutely true.Movement in a painting can be described in many different ways. It can be the aspect that draws the eye to the subject of the painting or the sense of change within the painting that draws you through and makes the painting more active rather than passive. However it is described, movement brings a still life painting to life.Taking a look at some still life works from modern artists, it is clear that the use of ...

How To Paint Acrylic Abstracts

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A lot of budding artists shy away from abstract painting. For some reason, there's this misconception made by people outside of or on the cusp of the art world that you have to have a deep, intrinsic reason to create abstract art. That, if you can't paint a convincing realistic landscape first, you don't have the right to paint abstract art.Why, I say that's silly! Just as anyone can learn how to paint, anyone is allowed to create abstract paintings!First, I guess we should probably break down what abstract art is. Simplistically, abstract art is any creation that doesn't mimic reality.When you look at abstract art, it can be confusing at first because you're not always admiring a tree or a person or an animal; you're admiring how colors play off each other, how the paint moves across the ...

Benefits Of Oil Paint

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If you are a painter, you should consider using oil paint in your work. The paint is made up of a binder (the oil) and a thinner. The oil carries the pigments while the thinner makes the colors easy to apply to the surfaces using a brush. While there are many types of oil paints that you can go with, the most popular is linseed oil. It comes with plenty of benefits that include:Longer drying timeIf you aren't experienced in painting, you might view this as a flaw, but it isn't. Since the paint takes a long time to dry up, you have a lot of time to make any changes that you might be interested in. This makes it possible for you to achieve almost perfect paintings. If you have to travel and you are unable to finish your paint, you don't have to worry about finding the paint already dry. Repo...

Why Artists Must Pay Close Attention To The Harmony In Their Colour Selection

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This is the organisation and arrangement of various colours in an orderly or pleasant manner so that they portray unity and oneness. Colours used for a composition must 'agree' or meet the principles of aesthetics. The artist must carefully and skilfully choose his colour scheme or combinations. This is because a wrong pairing of them can disturb the design and general outlook of a composition. It can disrupt the aesthetic appeal of even a perfect creation and distract viewers.Artists can learn from the splendid examples found in nature. A critical and deep observation and the meditation of things in nature such as the feathers of birds, accentuating hues of flowering plants, leaves, and so forth.It is essential in various fields of study. In the food science sector, appetites of people to...

Ancient Egyptian Artistic Paintings: The Foundation of Modern Painting

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The ancient Egyptian artistic paintings encapsulate the embodiment of modern painting, though the latter is refined due to the advancement of human knowledge, technology, and discovery. However, the root for the success of modern painting is credited with the humble beginnings of the profession by the ancient Egyptian masters in painting. From the generation and production of the media for production through to the selection of appropriate subjects for paintings, techniques through to its essential roles it plays in the society acts as a stepping stone for the marvelous development in the field of painting today.In their quest to obtain a permanent and durable coloring medium for painting, the Egyptian painters' ground ochres into powder and mixed them with gum. The resulting pigments were...

How To Get the Painting You Want From the Artist You Know

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There's something to be said for a big, blank wall. It may not seem like much, but it can be whatever you want it to be. The possibilities are endless.The potential is the attractive part of a blank wall. But while potential is great, it doesn't amount to anything until it DOES amount to something.And if you're waiting to find that special piece of fine art to hang, ask yourself: how's that coming along? How's all that waiting panning out?Stop waiting. Have a piece created for you and your blank wall. It can be a mural or a series of photographs or an oil painting -- again, the possibilities are endless.Commission a painting. Get a professional artist to do it for you. It'll be one of a kind, it will appreciate in value over time, and your blank wall will, at last, amount to something.Find...

Where To Show Your Art

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Where to Show Us Your ArtThere are many artists these days creating master pieces that not many people will be exposed to. If these artists aren't showcasing their creations online or in art exhibitions they won't be getting the recognition that they deserve for all the time and effort they take in designing and making them.It's a real shame that some countries aren't teaching basic practices on the world-wide-web today for creative minds. I believe a lot of confusion with the world-wide internet could be avoided after schooling years if school curriculums' covered web development and SEO. So that everyone could be given the same opportunities to create their masterpieces and develop their own online art exhibition to showcase their designs.These days most artists are so engrossed in their...

Painting Realistic Pictures Without Drawing

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Do you wish you could paint realistic pictures but have always been put off because you can't draw? I have created a system which overcomes the drawing problem and opens up a wonderful hobby for people who have always thought it was something they just couldn't do.I take the drawing problem away by providing an outline which you transfer to your painting paper. Then with detailed step-by-step instructions, accompanied by photos, I show you exactly how to achieve a fine painting. There are paintings from beginner level 1 to more advanced level 5.This is real painting, not colouring in or painting by numbers. You learn proper painting skills including the very important skill of blending. Blending means making two colours next to each other merge gradually instead of having a sharp join. For...

7 Ideas for Mixed Media Art

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If you are having trouble getting started with your mixed media art or need some ideas of what to do next or simply want to try a new technique or material, here is an idea-generating list to read through. You can use any combination of these ideas or put your own twist on them.1. Watercolor. To create an interesting watercolor background, you can layer transparent colors over one another, allowing the bottom colors to show through. A transparent watercolor effect can be achieved by mixing the color with water before applying it to your surface.2. Fabric cut-outs. Select some fabric that has simple shapes or motifs. "Paint" around the edges with a mixture of white glue and water to prevent fraying. After the glue has dried, cut out your shape using a pair of scissors. You can use this to d...

How To Get a Truly Unique Work of Modern Art for Your Home

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If you're still searching for that one perfect piece of modern art for your home but can't find it in stores or galleries, consider a more direct route: commission a work yourself.Commissioning a new work from an artist can bring your home's level of beauty, sophistication and style up to never before seen standards. It's your own unique work to keep and show off at your discretion.But how does one go about commissioning a piece? And how can you be sure it'll come out the way you want?It comes down to two things: artist selection and communication.To find the right artist, you'll have to know what you're looking for in the work of art. It's a narrowing down process, and it's not really as daunting as it may seem.If you've got something in mind, ask yourself -- where have you seen their wor...